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post #7621 of 13589
the funny thing about Yakov jokes is that they are not funny, so you are saying them ironically, unless you think he was funny..............
post #7622 of 13589
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

I can't live with the pairing of light blue square with a light blue shirt.

 

 

He's not light blue.
 
It's light blue with a dark blue pattern. Please look carefully before you write the answer  biggrin.gif

Edited by VictorSFreturn - 3/10/13 at 1:09am
post #7623 of 13589
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Originally Posted by VictorSFreturn View Post


He's not light blue.
 
It's light blue with a dark blue pattern. Please look carefully before you write the answer biggrin.gif

mmm... the first impression is what really counts, you know.


Quote:
Originally Posted by clapeyron View Post

Is it true that there's no russian word for tacky? If so I gladly lend you a German word to describe that cardigan, kitschig.

I was thinking more along these lines

post #7624 of 13589
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Originally Posted by Elegantly Wasted View Post


mmm... the first impression is what really counts, you know.

 

 

 

I thought, and I agree with you. Argument is correct.nod[1].gif

post #7625 of 13589
Banis and Viktor have demonstrated in ample measure that taste has arrived in Russia.

Unfortunately, taste doesn't seem to have reached Russian-Americans in Miami, NY, Chicago, and LA, who still swear pointy-toed Prada loafers, black True Religion jeans, and black muscle shirts to everything from work to school to church to baptisms to funerals (speaking solely from personal experience, please don't ban me for being racially insensitive, most of my best friends are Russian etc etc etc smile.gifbiggrin.gif:happy:nod[1].gif ).
post #7626 of 13589
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

the funny thing about Yakov jokes is that they are not funny, so you are saying them ironically, unless you think he was funny..............

 

One of the few Yakov jokes that made me giggle originated during the recent Russia meteorite blast: In soviet russia, space explores you...

 

to get back on topic... somewhat: a friend of mine recently showed me old b/w pictures of his grandfather from Sicily whom he never met before his death (we both grew up in Germany). Having just gotten a new high dpi scanner I accepted the challenge.

 

Did I restore in good taste?

 

 

 

post #7627 of 13589
Nonno had an unusual selection of accessories.
post #7628 of 13589

Been struggling with this insufferable tie. It is a silk knit and the knot just would NOT stay un-f%*ked. Shirt is a bit washed out but it is a light blue. Any help with this one? Thanks guys!

 

 

 

 

post #7629 of 13589
The spacing of the stripes make that hard to wear. Since they are horizontal across the front blade, you are always going to wind up with a really blatant vertical stripe going down your knot. The more usable striped knits I've seen are much finer stripes.
post #7630 of 13589

Interesting. I wouldn't have thought the stripe size was a problem but I will definitely take it into consideration next time I buy one.

post #7631 of 13589
Caustic, that tie would look more at home with an OCBD and some crumpled, tatty khakis. Maybe some bucks or (dare I say it) boat shoes. The bals are too dressy for such a bright, casual tie, and dark brown brogues seem aseasonal with the summery flavor of the combo. Between the shoes, the shirt collar and the creases in the khakis, it's like you've tried to up the formality of the standard prep blazer outfit, but the appeal of that "uniform" lies in its casualness.

Also, if the square is solid cream, it looks like you've tried to match the square to your khakis.
post #7632 of 13589

Doc,

 

Thanks for the critique. Now that you mention it the cream square does look rather close to the trousers, doesn't it? I was a little worried about snuff suede shoes with this combo. I felt that it would be ok for the early hot weather we have been having around here, but perhaps it is a fall shoe?

post #7633 of 13589
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post

Caustic, that tie would look more at home with an OCBD and some crumpled, tatty khakis. Maybe some bucks or (dare I say it) boat shoes. The bals are too dressy for such a bright, casual tie, and dark brown brogues seem aseasonal with the summery flavor of the combo. Between the shoes, the shirt collar and the creases in the khakis, it's like you've tried to up the formality of the standard prep blazer outfit, but the appeal of that "uniform" lies in its casualness.

Also, if the square is solid cream, it looks like you've tried to match the square to your khakis.

Maybe it isn't coming through in the pic, but I believe he is wearing Allen Edmonds Amok. They are balmorals, but have a few casual elements: they are unlined, have a split welt, and have contrast-color laces. I'm not sure if this changes your mind about them, but thought I would point that out.

 

Part of the reason I am bringing this up is that I am considering getting a pair, and am planning on wearing them with similar outfits. If the balmoral lacing makes the shoe too formal despite its less-casual attributes, then I will likely pass.

post #7634 of 13589

They are the Neumok in Snuff Suede. Quite right about all the features you mentioned. 

post #7635 of 13589

The shoes look like they are on the lighter side of brown in the full fit pic, and look rather casual even for balmorals... which picture is closer to reality, full view or detail?

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